1 oz 2017 Queen's Beasts: The Lion of England NGC PF-70 Ultra Cameo First Strikes Silver Coin | The Royal Mint
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The NGC ( Numismatic Guaranty Company) uses the internationally recognized Sheldon grading scale, which ranges from 1 to 70 to grade coin conditions. The PF-70 (which stands for Proof with a 70 grade) is the highest score a coin may achieve. It’s alternatively referred to as Perfect Uncirculated.
Ultra Cameo coins are characterized for having complete frostiness on both sides, displaying superior contrast when compared to regular cameo coins, thus creating a more appealing visual to the eyes. Ultra cameo coins are usually never touched by human hands or other coins.
- Ships individually in an NGC protective coin slab
- Consisting of 1 oz of 9999 Fine Silver
- Reverse: Features a depiction of the imposing Lion of England standing behind a shield decorated with symbols of the Great Britain nations along with the inscriptions "LION OF ENGLAND", "2017", and the artist's initials (JC)
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her name and title initials, along with the legal tender value of the coin
Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 was watched over by 10 heraldic beasts, re-imagined here as the first in a series of 10 designs. The Queen's Beasts were created to represent the various branches of royal genealogy over the centuries.
The Tudor Beasts were created during the reign of Henry VIII to legitimize the Tudor dynasty through the symbolic traits carried by each of the ten distinct beasts. Five of the beasts belonged to the King and the other five to the Queen. The lion first appeared around 1189 on the royal seal of King Richard I, later known as King Richard the Lionheart.
The Lion of England is represented as a fierce and courageous beast and has been featured on the shield of England since its creation in the 12th century. The lion represents courage, strength, dignity and pride - Traits that were not found on animals native to the country at the time, and for that reason, they chose the mighty feline to represent them.
Unusually, both the obverse and reverse designs of this coin were executed by Jody Clark, an engraver at the Royal Mint. His effigy of the Queen is the only fifth to have graced British coins since 1953.
This unique silver coin is sure to become very sought-after in the collectible coin market, order yours today!
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|Jody Clark (reverse and obverse)|
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